WASHINGTON – Alex Ovechkin has been so hot lately to make a goal and decide the fight in a 4-3 victory against Buffalo Sabers at the Capital One Arena on Saturday, felt like one of the night to Captain Washington Capitals.
"I have quite good chances, but today it was not my day," said Ovechkin. "You can not do every night."
Actually, Ovechkin has been the last time.
With his goal that hit the score at 3-3 with 6:14 left in the second period Saturday, the 33-year-old formed a NHL career high with points in 14 consecutive games. He has 23 points (17 goals, six assists) in his distance, which exceeded his former best of 13 straight games with a score from January 1 to February. 1, 2007 (eight goals, 12 assists).
Video: BUF @ WSH: Ovechkin blows it out of Hutton, stretches
Ovechkin, leading NHL 29 goals in 32 games this season, scored six straight matches (10 goals), a short of his career's longest goal line, established as a rookie 2005-06 (eight goals in seven games from 10 February to March 8, 2006).
But after making three goals in each of his previous two matches against the Detroit Red Wings (a 6-2 victory Tuesday) and at the Carolina Hurricanes (a 6-5 shootout wins Friday), Ovechkin was disappointed that he could not do it again against the saber to become the first NHL player with three-straight hat tricks.
"It would be nice to have another hatty or anything," said Ovechkin. "But nothing you can do about it."
Ovechkin had to settle for the seventh age of 33 years or older with a score of at least 14 matches, joining Adam Oates (20 games 1996-1997), Gordie Howe (16 games 1962-63 and 14 matches 1963- 64), Luc Robitaille (15 Matches 1999-2000), Wayne Gretzky (15 Matches 1996-1997), Chris Chelios (15 Matches 1995-1996) and Marcel Dionne (14 Matches 1984-85).
Here's a look at Alex Ovechkins 14-game punctuation
November 16th: Ovechkin begins the strike with his 13th goal for the season at 18:29 in the second period of Capitals & # 39; 3-2 overtime victory at Colorado Avalanche.
Video: WSH @ COL: Ovechkin takes a sizzling wrap shot
November 19th: Ovechkin points twice, the second tie goal early in the third period of a 5-4 overtime victory at Montreal Canadiens. They are his 30th and 31st career goals against Canadians in 47 games.
November 21st: Ovechkin gets help Tom Wilsons goal: 54 in a 4-2 home win against Chicago Blackhawks. It is his ninth aid of the season.
November 23rd: Ovechkin has a goal and one helps a 3-1 home victory against Detroit Red Wings to extend the distance to four matches. He picks up his 10th assistance on Wilson's goal at 12:13 of the second period and then makes his 16th goal at 8:34 of the third to finish the score.
24 nov: Ovechkin scored his 17th goal for the season with 30 seconds remaining in the second period in come-from-behind 5-3 win against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Video: WSH @ NYR: Ovi's strong ex-ante control leads to the target
November 26th: The streak comes almost to an end in his first match against former coach Barry Trotz, but Ovechkin made an empty goal with 22 seconds left in a 4-1 victory at New York Islanders.
November 30th: Ovechkin helps with two of Nicklas Backstroms three goals and scores his 19th season in a 6-3 win against the New Jersey Devils. He has 11 points (seven goals, four assists) in the seven-game match.
December 2nd: Ovechkin stretches the distance to eight with a goal of Backstrom 41 seconds into the game, but can not make any of his six shots on goal in 6-5 home loss to Anaheim Ducks.
December 4th: Playing in the same arena where he won the Stanley Cup, Ovechkin makes his 20th goal for the season in a 5-3 loss at the Vegas Golden Knights. It's the 14th straight season Ovechkin has scored 20 goals and it's the third time he reaches 27 or fewer games (2013-14, 24 games, 2007-08, 27 games).
Video: WSH @ VGK: Ovechkin reaches 20 goals for the 14th time
6 dec: With its stretch seconds from the end, Ovechkin makes an empty goal from his defensive zone by 2.3 seconds left in one 4-2 victory at Arizona Coyotes.
December 8th: Ovechkin's string goes to 11 when he makes a goal and helps a 4-0 victory at Columbus Blue Jackets. Ovechkin makes his 22nd goal on a redirect with 19 seconds left in the first period and then helps Travis Boyds first goal for the season at 11:04 of the third period.
December 11th: Ovechkin makes a hat trick a 6-2 home win against the Detroit Red Wings. He scores his 23rd goal for the season at 12:59 of the first period, his 24th at 9:05 of the second and his third at 9:33 of the third. It's his first hat trick since November 25, 2017 and 21st in NHL, which tie him to 12th all the time.
Video: DET @ WSH: Ovechkin leads Caps with 21st career haty
14 dec: Ovechkin has a hat trick in back-to-back game for the second time in two seasons in a 6-5 shootout win at Carolina hurricanes. He also matches a career high with a point in 13 straight games. Ovechkin, who had hat tricks in the first two matches last season, became the 14th player in the NHL story to have back-to-back hat tricks more than once.
Video: WSH @ CAR: Ovi Net's hat trick in the second straight game
15 dec: Ovechkin points the band goal by 6:14 left in the second period to create a career high with points in 14 straight games and gets the crucial goal in a 4-3 shootout win against the buffalo basins.